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Kristina Yamada
Davis School District CTE Specialist
Information Technology
Mountain High CTE Coordinator
801-402-0464
kyamada@dsdmail.net

Information Technology Education

Information Technology (IT) Education prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in the growing field of Information Technology in partnership with industry.

This is accomplished through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education in the laboratory, student internships, and industry/skill certification. IT education programs also encourage and promote teamwork, lifelong learning, hands-on experience, ethical behavior, and communication skills.

There are three Career Pathways in the area of Information Technology which include:

Information Technology Systems

Programming and Software Development

Web Development and Administration

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet and the continued demand for mobile computing. For more information on careers in Information Technology, please visit Utah Futures and this USBE Career Cluster information sheet.

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IT Students who want to participate in a leadership organization choose between the following organizations, depending on what is available at their school:

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
SkillsUSA
Technology Student Association (TSA)

CTE offers 106 different courses in 9 training program areas.   Students are given the opportunity to explore a variety of career areas that will equip him/her with academic knowledge and the technical skills vital for entry into the evolving workforce of the 21st century.

Follow this link to view the course offerings for IT classes in the Davis School District.

Information Technology Pathway

Davis School District recently had the opportunity to place two senior high school students at Bonneville Communications through the Governor's Office of Economic Development IT Pathway Program. Students were able to experience the fields of Information Technology, Computer Science, App Development, UI & UX, Product Development, QA, and Digital Media!

Check out photos from the Externship here!

If you are a Senior High School student and think you might be interested in participating in our IT Pathway Externship, please talk to your Computer Science Teacher and complete this application.